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Small Home Changes Can Improve Your Family's Health

My husband and I both suffer from allergies and asthma and, unfortunately, two of our children inherited our health problems. Living with both can be a struggle, but we take every step we can to keep our family healthy. One spring, when our seasonal allergies were especially bad, we decided to finally have our carpeting replaced with natural tile flooring and that was a great decision. Even though it seemed like we vacuumed constantly, I guess our carpets harbored more dust and mites than we ever expected! Since then, we have invested in other upgrades to improve our family's health, including antimicrobial kitchen counter tops. I enjoy helping others, so I decided to start a blog to share what we have learned about home upgrades and renovations. I plan to post on a variety of topics, so there will be something of interest to everyone!

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Is It Time To Replace Your Asphalt Shingles? Here Is How To Know

Even though replacing the asphalt roofing shingles can be a hefty expense, it is not something that you want to ignore and out off for too long if they truly do need to be replaced. After all, the damage that can be caused because of the failure to replace the shingles in a timely manner can add to the cost of the repairs that will need to be done. So, take a minute or so to read through the following signs that tell you whether it is time to have your asphalt shingles replaced:

The Corners Of The Shingles Are Curling Up

This might not be happening on all of the shingles at the same time. Therefore, just because you are not noticing the curling of shingles on some of the shingles does not mean that this issue is not happening with other shingles. Because of this, you will want to grab a pair of binoculars so you can look over all of the shingles on all sides of the roof. If some are curling, it is a sign that they are past their prime and that they need to be replaced.

Shingles Are Coming Up Missing

You may or may not notice the shingles on the ground or in your gutters. They might have come disconnected from the roof and blew away into a neighboring yard during a strong wind storm. This is why it is so important for you to occasionally look up at your roof to determine if there are any that are missing. If there are, it is a sign that the shingles are now so old that the nails are ripping right through them when the wind blows hard enough. You can nail down a few replacement shingles to help protect the roof for right now. However, you need to get in touch with a skilled roofer to replace the asphalt shingles before more of them start to fall off.

This is usually a job that a skilled homeowner can do on their own. However, if you do not have any experience with roofing or you have a roof that is a very steep pitch, you may want to leave this up to the professionals. After all, working on a roof can be extremely dangerous. One slip up and you could fall to the ground. The professional residential roofing company will have experienced professionals, along with high-quality tools and safety equipment.